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Unformatted text preview: The dependant variable is the reaction of the baby monkey. The other experiment was performed by Harold M. Skeels. He set up an extraordinary I.Q. experiment and the test was taken by thirteen institutionalized children. After the test, those kids who were considered to have low I.Q. were transferred to a school for retarded adult women. Each baby was then put in the personal care of individual women living there. Under the guardianship of these supposedly deficient women, the children’s I.Q.s jumped nearly thirty points in just two years. According to the definition of attachment, attachment is “the emotional bond that forms between newborns and their primary caregivers.” These two experiments of Harlow and Skeels’ confirm the cupboard theory of attachment. Both experiments proved that both human beings and animals need more emotional and mental support to survive then the physical need (food)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course PSYC 1101 taught by Professor Leader during the Spring '07 term at Georgia Tech.
- Spring '07